Scott Peters, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Madla 364
Phone: 210-784-2532
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Scott Peters is an Associate Professor in the Counseling and Guidance program. He is a native of Chicago and earned his B.A. in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University. He then earned both his M.A. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Peters is a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor. He maintains a small private practice including providing pro bono services to active duty and veterans via GiveAnHour program. Dr. Peters currently supervises several Licensed Professional Counselor Interns. He has extensive clinical experience working with a wide variety of client and client problems including interpersonal violence, substance abuse and serious mental illness. Dr. Peters has been published on topics such as working with deaf clients, intimate partner violence, Hispanic adolescent paternity, and those with substance use disorders.

  • Research Interests
    • Transgender Youth & Homelessness
    • Actors in the Classroom
    • Substance Use Training of School Counselors

  • Courses
    • Counseling Theories
    • Substance Use and Process Addiction Disorder
    • Abnormal Human Behavior
    • Abnormal Conditions and Interventions

  • Publications
    • Peters, S. W., Gomez, E., & Castro, E. (2014). Adolescent paternity: A thought experiment investigating adolescent responses to hypothetically becoming a father. North Carolina Counseling Association, 9(1).
    • Peters, S. W., Fosler, M., & Calley, T. (2014). Acceptance and commitment strategies in emergency departments: Helping address psychosis-related consumers. Tennessee Counseling Association Journal. 6(11).
    • Peters, S. W. (2013). Using Acceptance and commitment strategies for clients with substance use disorders. Virginia Counselors’ Journal, 33.
    • Kearney, W. S., & Peters, S. (2013). A comparison of teacher and student perceptions of elementary classroom climate. National Forum for Educational Administration and Supervision Journal. 31(1).

  • Awards/Grants
    • Principal Investigator, Simulated Role Plays in the Classroom: Comparing Student Clients to Actor Clients in a Substance Use and Process Addictions’ Course to Assess Counselor Trainee Skill Development, $2,425.00, January 2018
    • Principal Investigator, South Texas Initiative for Mental Health Research/National Institute of Mental Health Graduate Student Award, $ 1,000.00, January, 2006

  • Community Involvement
    • Provides pro bono counseling services through to veterans and their family members.
    • Provide counseling services for a variety of client issues on a sliding scale
    • Board of Directors, Thrive Youth Center